Messines

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William Monaghan was a member of the 36th (Ulster) Division which fought at the Somme, Messines Ridge and Passchendaele, where he was killed.

It is famed as the first battle of the first World War in which soldiers from the Ulster and Irish divisions fought side by side; but, 100 years on, t(...)

1917. The year the US entered the first World War, and although France and Italy would come close to collapse, the Allies made important gains in the (...)

The   Ireland Peace Park in Messines. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Ireland Peace Park in Belgium is a fascinating place in its own right, but not the least interesting thing there is the view out, across the count(...)